The New York Times has a good piece on how the predictions in Paul Ehrlich’s books The Population Bomb were wrong.
Ehrlich responded on Twitter in characteristic fashion, refusing to admit – has he ever? – that the Population Bomb got things fundamentally wrong:
Steven Pinker perhaps put it as well as anyone could:
As always, I recommend Dan Gardner’s Future Babble, which does a fine job explaining how Ehlrich got it wrong and yet keeps refusing to accept that he got it wrong.